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Mary Ellen Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
57 Railway St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2291, Australia
+61 2 4963 7285
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“mash” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
57 Railway St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2291, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The typical pub grub was luke warm but otherwise ok. They had a live band that was so loud it sounded like an aeroplane landing at the table next to us and it made everything really uncomfortable. I couldnt even tell if the music was...More

Thank dgrey1981
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a dump. The music was so loud we couldn't talk without yelling at each other. Staff pretty much ignored us for 20 minutes and when we were leaving there was a big punch up outside

Thank Jo-Anne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well-run hotel, and we enjoyed a good meal in comfortable surroundings. It is well-priced with plenty of food choices, a number of interesting beers on tap, and a big selection of wines by the glass. Our food was very good without being...More

Thank melbvictory
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the crave bowl (bowl of salad and vegetables). Was so disappointed. The roasted vegetable and cous cous section on the plate was burnt to the point where i couldn't eat it The olives would have been better if they were pitted. The halloumi was...More

Thank 846travelbuddy
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Called in for dinner on a Friday night and to watch the footy. Had the pasta and meatballs and garlic bread. Both were really good! The pasta had loads of onion and garlic and was surprisingly tasty. As others have suggested don’t wait at the...More

Thank VinceDarwin
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Quite a nice set up and friendly staff. Shame about the food. We ordered grilled chicken and chips, no salad, so bland that mine was hardly touched. Sweets were good but expensive. Would not go again.

Thank Moni J
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We turned up to have dinner last night, waited to be seated as the sign said. Still waiting to be seated. totally ignored by 5 wait staff that walked passed us. I have no idea how their staff is trained but they need a refresher...More

Thank Coco1963au
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Had brilliant lamb shanks, creamy mash and steamed vegetables at a reasonable price ( about $15 )The service was excellent. We called the chef out to compliment his work

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 11 February 2018

4 for lunch which coincided with a very large group of diners and after viewing the very long line up to place orders, we thought we'd have a long wait for our meals. The waitress did say there would be a slight delay, however, considering...More

Thank lizg007
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Newcastle has set the bar quite high when it comes to food. There are so many options that you could barely go wrong. I was disappointed with the Mary Ellen, it needs to up its game to compete with some of the other pubs in...More

Thank Showhorse68
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Railway St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2291, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4963 7285
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